Hugo Swire

  • Proposed UK visa bond scheme to be scrapped November 3, 2013

    London: The controversial 3,000-pound "security bond" for some "high-risk" foreign visitors to the UK, including those from India, is to be scrapped, the Home Office has confirmed. The scheme, announced by Home Secretary Theresa May in June, was to come into force this month. A Home Office spokesman confirmed a media report...
  • Meeting with Modi 'logical next step' in ties: UK minister March 20, 2013

    Ahmedabad: UK's Minister of State for the Foreign Office Hugo Swire on Wednesday met Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, and later said it was "a logical next step" in his country's relations with Gujarat. The meeting comes after UK decided to re-engage with the state recently, ending the boycott post-2002...
  • UK delegation meets Gujarat CM Modi, signs mega gas deal March 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The British Minister of State for Foreign Office, Hugo Swire, met Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. A deal was signed between the state-owned Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Ltd and UK-based BG group to get a supply of 1.25 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas per annum...